Mr. Price gets it, and expresses it eloquently
" But (Morris Dees) is a strong, resourceful, unintimidated man, and that’s what counts.
For women, however, it’s a different ball game. Women’s power rests largely on the public perception of femininity as inherently good. This perception is instinctive for men, who are programmed to see all sorts of goodness in women from birth. It’s an enormous source of power, but it isn’t guaranteed, hence women’s constant insecurity over what people think of them. For the most part, it is quite literally based upon the male concept of beauty. Men see beautiful women and this activates the “good” response in their brains. Men then immediately fall all over themselves to serve the woman in order to obtain some of this goodness.
But a couple changes have come about. The “women good” perception can be severely damaged by certain things. First, men do not feel good when the woman they desire is screwing other men. It’s very distressing to them on an instinctive level, and today women are very promiscuous. Secondly, when women start acting like men (e.g. compete with them in careers), it also significantly erodes their appeal. Combine promiscuity with competition in the workplace, and women have really shot themselves in the foot. It’s like a reverse makeover where they come out looking uglier than when they went in. To men, feminists have begun to epitomize all the worst things about contemporary females, and young women are starting to catch on and run very quickly away from the feminist label."
"It's an enormous source of power..."
In fact it is women's primary source of power. Without it, women have a huge (possibly overwhelming) obstacle to overcome. Women must compete with men. If men stop consenting to handicap themselves in competition with women, because the rewards for doing so are becoming increasingly unappealing, women will have to work much harder to earn their status and resources. Most will fall short. Most already do; without social pressure and government mandates demanding and requiring male consent, most women would be exhausted and relatively poor (and/or utterly dependent on consenting friends and extended family) especially women with children.
Men and women are designed to be allies, not enemies. The natural male/female alliance is the foundation of our civilization. Men want to be our allies, but we make it increasingly difficult for them, as we have removed or greatly diminished most of the incentives for men to do so. It is only their overwhelming desire to be our allies, that has blinded them to the reality of those diminished incentives.
Men are waking up and realizing that the emperor is stark naked. Bravo. I hope I live to see a world where once again, women thrive under our own steam, instead of on borrowed power. Grrrl Power is an illusion. Women's power, the natural power with which we are born, is a sight to behold. Grrrl Power repels men; women's power attracts men. Indeed it is the inborn desire to ally themselves* with women's power, that drives men to every sort of greatness.
*I don't mean "ride the coattails of." I mean "engage in mutually beneficial exchange with."